SALAY Handmade Paper Industries Inc. (Shapii) was among the lucky applicants for a training grant from the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) in Japan.

The AOTS, through the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation Inc.’s (Oro Chamber) umbrella organization in Manila, conducted a screening last February 4 to ascertain successful grantees for its Logistics Management for Philippines (ENPL) Training Program.

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Shapii, a long-time member of the Oro Chamber, is one of the 25 privileged grantees that will undergo a two-week extensive training in Yokohama, Japan starting March 3.

The program is designed for the participants to gain an understanding of the role of logistics experts and acquire practical methods that are applicable in the Philippines.

The course contents include Logistics and Productivity Improvement (Cost and Service, Inventory Control, 5S, Packaging, etc.), Transportation, Responsible Concern for the Environment and Application of Logistics Management, Information System of Logistics, Key Performance Indicator of Logistics and Case Studies.

Scholars will also have the chance to do site visits to logistics companies in Japan.

Salay Handmade Paper is an exporter of handmade paper products based in the municipality of Salay in Misamis Oriental.

Headed by Loreta Rafisura, the company began in 1987 as a civic organization known as People's Economic Council (PEC) with a mission of helping provide livelihood to the people in Salay.